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Title: Science behind Indian Culture & Tradition


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SCIENCE BEHIND INDIAN CULTURE
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India's culture is among the world's oldest
and supreme culture in the world . India is a
very diverse country with different regions have
their own distinct cultures , Language, religion,
food and the arts are just some of the various
aspects of Indian culture.  Most of the Hindu
customs and traditions have scientific reason
behind . Traditions and customs were taught at a
very young age and followed as part of life.
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NAMASKAR
PERCEPTION
Provide Respect to Elders .
SCIENTIFIC REASON
Joining both hands ensures touching the tips of
all the fingers together, which are linked to
pressure points in the eyes, ears, and mind.
Pressing them together is said to activate these,
helping us remember that person for a long time.
SURYA NAMASKAR
Getting Freshness and activeness
PERCEPTION
SCIENTIFIC REASON
Hindus have a tradition of paying their respects
to the Sun God early in the morning through the
Surya Namaskar which gives multiple benefits
1. Good focus 2. Good memory 3. Good digestion
and blood circulation.
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MEDITATION
PERCEPTION
Getting Freshness and activeness
SCIENTIFIC REASON
Meditation strengthens the brain by reinforcing
the connections between brain cells. People who
meditate exhibit higher levels of gyrification
which leads to improvement in the processing
information, making decisions, forming memories,
and improving attention
SIT UP
Getting Freshness and activeness
PERCEPTION
SCIENTIFIC REASON
It is very interesting to know that sit up
posture increases the blood flow in the memory
cells in brain which promote calmness. It also
stimulates neural pathways via acupressure points
in the earlobe, sharpens intelligence and also
helps those with autism, learning difficulties
and Behavioural problems
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SIKHA
Religious symbol
PERCEPTION
SCIENTIFIC REASON
Shikha is a tuft of hair at the back of head
specifically kept by Vaishnavas and Brahmanas.
Shikha is a tuft of hair at the back of head .
The small portion of hair that hangs from behind
our head applies little pressure on our brains
that helps one to improve concentration and mind
control and improve memory.
TURBAN
Religious symbol
PERCEPTION
SCIENTIFIC REASON
The multiple layers of the turban helps to keep
mild pressure on the 26 bones of the skull which
activates the blood flow toward the head. And
also it keep the head in cool which a way to
escape from blazing heat.
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SINDHOOR
Religious Identity
PERCEPTION
SCIENTIFIC REASON
Sindoor is prepared by mixing turmeric, lime and
the metal mercury. Due to its intrinsic
properties, mercury controls blood pressure.
Thus, Sindoor should be applied right up to the
pituitary gland where all our feelings are
centred.
TILAK ON FOREHEAD
Religious Identity
PERCEPTION
SCIENTIFIC REASON
The spot between the eyebrows on a forehead is
considered a major nerve point in the human body.
A tilak is believed to prevent the loss of
energy, and retain this to control various levels
of concentration and also facilitating blood
supply to the facial muscles.
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WEAR BANGLE
PERCEPTION
For Beauty and religious
SCIENTIFIC REASON
Bangles cause constant friction with the wrist
which increases the blood circulation level.
Furthermore, the electricity passing out through
outer skin is again reverted to ones own body
because of the ring shaped bangles.
TOE RINGS
For Beauty and religious
PERCEPTION
SCIENTIFIC REASON
Indian women normally wear toe rings on the
second toe. A particular nerve from this connects
the uterus and passes to heart. Thus, a toe ring
on this toe strengthens the uterus, keeping it
healthy by regulating the blood flow to it.
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TULASI
PERCEPTION
Religious and cure for cold
SCIENTIFIC REASON
Tulasi is a remarkable antibiotic. consuming
Tulsi everyday increases immunity and help to
prevent diseases, stabilize health condition,
balance the body system .And also Keeping Tulsi
plant at home prevents insects and mosquitoes
from entering the house.
PEEPAL
Religious activity
PERCEPTION
SCIENTIFIC REASON
Our ancestors knew that Peepal is one of the
very few trees which produces oxygen even at
night. So in order to save this ancestors
related it to God/religion. Its juice has an
enzyme the stimulates child bearing capacity. So
people go around the tree for want of a child, by
aspiration of the air emanated by the tree.
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BELL IN TEMPLE
Religious custom
PERCEPTION
SCIENTIFIC REASON
People ring the temple bell on entering as the
sound of it is said to clear our mind and help us
stay sharp, keeping our full concentration on
devotion. The duration of the bell echo is ideal
to activate all the seven healing centers in our
body, clearing us of negativity.
HOLY FIREWORKS
Pray God as Religious Custom
PERCEPTION
SCIENTIFIC REASON
Holy fireworks as a natural cleanser and fills
the air with positivity. Moreover, the fire is
fuelled with different kinds of wood, ghee, rice
and other herbs. The smoke produced by the fire
purifies the air by killing insects. This creates
a positive impact on the health of people who
attend the marriage.
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CHANTING OM
PERCEPTION
Religious Custom
SCIENTIFIC REASON
Chanting Om Kar is believed to reduce blood
pressure and control heart rates. If OM is
pronounced after taking a deep breath, it
improves the sense of alertness and thus,
concentration
GAYATRI MANTRA
Religious Custom
PERCEPTION
SCIENTIFIC REASON
Chanting Gayatri mantra produces almost 110,000
different kinds of waves per second. Researchers
have confirmed many scientific potentialities of
Gayatri mantra. It boosts our health immensely if
we chant Gayatri mantra 90 minutes before the
sunrise.
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THROWING COIN
PERCEPTION
Religious custom
SCIENTIFIC REASON
Historically, most currency was made of copper, a
vital metal for the human body. Throwing coins in
a river was a way to intake sufficient copper as
part of water as rivers were the only source of
drinking water
KNEEL DOWN
Religious Custom
PERCEPTION
SCIENTIFIC REASON
People in church kneel down in front of GOD which
gives an erect position of back bone and helps to
heal our posture. It also burns calories in our
body
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WUDHU
PERCEPTION
Religious Custom
SCIENTIFIC REASON
The purification of body strengthens your soul
which ultimately bring you close to supreme
power. Prevents from Pneumonia. Prevents
Systematic Diseases.
ISLAMIC PRAYER
Religious Custom
PERCEPTION
SCIENTIFIC REASON
Bodies are ineluctably a major part of the
religious experience, and the fact that motions
or postures of the body can have a concrete
effect on the brain .
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NOT EATING DURING ECLIPSE
Religious Custom
PERCEPTION
SCIENTIFIC REASON
Our ancestors gave a religious touch to eclipses
and prohibited people from venturing out during
eclipses and eating anything during the
phenomenon knowing the harmful effects the
radiations could cause
DHRBAI
PERCEPTION
Religious Custom
SCIENTIFIC REASON
The small pieces of grass floating on the surface
of the water in the vessels actually disturbs the
surface tension, due to which invisible
infrared/ultraviolet rays which abound during an
eclipse, does not affect the water body since the
disturbed surface tension deflects the rays
through refraction.
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ROTATE CRYSTAL SALT, LEMON AROUND HEAD
PERCEPTION
Religious Custom
SCIENTIFIC REASON
Dristhi is stated as an evil eye to be able to
cause injury or bad luck for the person at whom
it is directed for reasons of envy or dislike .
As a cure and remedy to this evil eye, elders
take dristhi by revolving salt or lemon around
the person. The salt and lemon when revolved
around, it would kill all the bacteria around the
person. It forms an aura layer of antibiotics
around the person.
PUTTING WATER AROUND THE PLATE
Religious Coustom
PERCEPTION
SCIENTIFIC REASON
As we know water acts as a repellent to many tiny
creatures that roam on the floor seen and unseen,
hence the circle of water stops them to approach
the plate when kept on the floor .
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TORAN DECORATION
PERCEPTION
Religious Custom
SCIENTIFIC REASON
Fresh green leaves filter the air and make the
surrounding neat and clean. Mango leaves and
neem leaves are very effective in the
photosynthesis process which helps in
circulation of oxygen and in turn keeps the room
temperature at an optimum level. Neem leaves
purify the bacteria too.
EAR PIERCING
Religious Custom
PERCEPTION
SCIENTIFIC REASON
Indian physicians and philosophers believe that
piercing ears helps in the development of
intellect, power of thinking and decision making
faculties. Talkativeness fritters away life
energy. Ear piercing helps in speech-restraint.
It helps to reduce impertinent behaviour and the
ear-channels become free from disorders.
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EATING BEFORE SUNSET
Religious Custom
PERCEPTION
SCIENTIFIC REASON
Ties into Jain belief that states eating after
sunset carries the risk of accidentally ingesting
insects that come out after dark. Eating before
sunset will Improve digestion of food
,Eliminates acidity ,and Less food gets stored in
fat preserves
FASTING
PERCEPTION
Religious Custom
SCIENTIFIC REASON
By fasting, the digestive organs get rest and all
body mechanisms are cleansed and corrected. This
leads to major health benefits to caloric
restriction like reduced risks of cancer,
cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, immune
disorders etc.
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NOT SLEEPING FACING NORTH
Religious Custom
PERCEPTION
SCIENTIFIC REASON
The human body has its own magnetic field, while
the Earth is a giant magnet. When you sleep with
your head pointing north, your bodys magnetic
field becomes asymmetrical to the Earths,
causing problems related to blood pressure since
your heart needs to work harder in order to
overcome this.
NOT TAKE BATH AFTER EATING
Religious Custom
PERCEPTION
SCIENTIFIC REASON
If a person is immediately taking bath after a
meal, the digestion process gets slowed down by a
great deal as cold water activates certain
chemicals in the body that rushes the blood to
the skin to keep it warm and the digestion
process takes a backseat. So, it was always
advised not take bath after food by our ancestors
.
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TURMERIC USAGE
Religious Custom
PERCEPTION
SCIENTIFIC REASON
Haldi or turmeric is a natural herb it is the
best anti-septic . Its application on the body
ensures that all germs on the skin will be
killed. Moreover, turmeric absorbs all dirt from
the skin and provides radiance to the skin.
MEHANDI
PERCEPTION
Religious Custom
SCIENTIFIC REASON
Mehndi is a very powerful medicinal herb, and its
application on hands and feet can prevent stress.
It cools the body and keeps the nerves from
becoming tense. hennas anti-fungal and
anti-bacterial properties were believed to fight
germs.
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WHY SHOULD WE VISIT TEMPLE
PERCEPTION
Religious Custom
SCIENTIFIC REASON
Temples are located strategically at a place
where the positive energy is abundantly available
from the magnetic and electric wave distributions
of north/south pole .Thus a person regularly
visiting a temple receives the beamed magnetic
waves and his body absorbs it which will give him
positive energy.
TOUCH FEET OF ELDERS
Religious Custom
PERCEPTION
SCIENTIFIC REASON
The nerves that start from our brain spread
across all your body. .The person of whose feet
you are touching is either old or pious. When
they accept your respect which came from your
reduced ego their hearts emit positive thoughts
and energy which reaches you through their hands
and toes.
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